Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown announces the City will completely re-write its outmoded zoning code, last written in 1951, as a form-based, sustainable development code for the 21st century.
Dubbed the "Buffalo Green Code," the new zoning ordinance is aimed to be a model that American cities can follow to rebuild a green economy, streamline the approval process, and help support walkable neighborhood development.
The podcast features Mayor Brown's opening remarks with remarks followed by Jacques Gourguechon of Camiros (6:30), a leading urban planning firm based in Chicago; the Rev. Darius Pridgen(11:05), of True Bethel Baptist Church; and Howard Zemsky(14:00), a principal with Larkin Development Group.
The press conference announcing the "Buffalo Green Code" was held on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 22 April 2010, at the corner of Seneca and Swan streets in the Larkin District, Buffalo, NY.